Song of the Day #2,917: ‘Tell the Truth’ – Derek & The Dominos

derek_dominos_laylaI own Derek & The Dominos’ debut (and only studio) album, Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs, solely because I wanted a copy of ‘Layla.’ This must have been pre-iTunes, or maybe I found it in a bargain bin. With the exception of ‘Bell Bottom Blues,’ the other 13 tracks are a mystery to me.

So when ‘Tell the Truth’ popped up as today’s Random SOTD selection, it gave me a chance to read up on the album, which Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Dave Mason and Duane Allman recorded in a drug-fueled haze in Miami Beach in 1970.

The album was released to little fanfare and mediocre sales but was ultimately hailed as the best work of Clapton’s career and a defining work in the blues rock genre.

In short, Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs is an album I owe a complete listen. Another for the growing list!

[Chorus 1]
Tell the truth, tell me who’s been fooling you?
Tell the truth, who’s been fooling you?

[Verse 1]
There you sit there looking so cool
While the whole show is passing you by
Better come in terms with your fellow men soon cause
Whole world is shaking now, can’t you feel it?
New dawn is breaking now, can’t you see it?

[Chorus 1]

[Verse 2]
It doesn’t matter just who you are
Or where you’re going or been
Open your eyes and look into my heart
Whole world is shaking now, can’t you feel it?
New dawn is breaking now, can’t you see it?

[Chorus 2]
I said, “See it, yeah, can’t you see it?
Can’t you see it, yeah, can’t you see it?
I can see it, yeah”

[Chorus 1]

[Verse 2]
Hear what I say cause every word is true
You know I wouldn’t tell you no lies
Your time’s coming, gonna be soon, boy
Whole world is shaking now, can’t you feel it?
New dawn is breaking now, can’t you see it?

[Chorus 2]
See it” Yeah, I said, “See it”, I said, “See it”

[Outro]
Whole world is shaking now, can’t you feel it?
New dawn is breaking now, can’t you see it?
I said, “See it”, I said, “See it”

Just see it
Just see it
Just see it

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,917: ‘Tell the Truth’ – Derek & The Dominos

  1. Dana says:

    I too only know the title track.

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